Around 700 B.C. the LORD, through His prophet, Isaiah, gave this Message:
“... the Lord Himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a Son, and shall call His name Emmanuel [God with us]“. Isaiah 7:14
“For a child is born to us, a Son is given to us. The government will rest on His shoulders. And He shall be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. His government and its peace shall never end. He shall rule with fairness and justice from the throne of His ancestor David for all eternity. The zeal of the LORD of host shall perform this.” Isaiah 9:6-7
Approximately, 700 years later the LORD sent His angel, Gabriel, to a young virgin named Mary.
“And the angel said unto her, ‘Fear not, Mary: for you have found favour with God. You shall conceive and give birth to a son, and you shall call His name Jesus. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God shall give Him the throne of His ancestor David. And He shall reign over Israel forever; His kingdom shall never end.’
Mary asked the angel, ‘How shall this be? For I am still a virgin.’
The angel replied, ‘The Holy Spirit shall come upon you, and the Power of the Most High shall overshadow you. Therefore, the baby shall be born holy, and He shall be called the Son of God.’ ” Luke 1:30-35
And, “This is how Jesus Christ was born. When His mother, Mary, was engaged to be married to Joseph, while she was still a virgin, she became pregnant through the Power of the Holy Spirit.” Matthew 1:18
Now, Joseph, her fiancé, who was a just man… when he found out that she was pregnant – and knew that it was not his own child he decided to, quietly, break off the engagement with her.
“As he considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream. ‘Joseph, son of David,’ the angel said, ‘Do not be afraid to take Mary as you wife. For the child within her was conceived by the Holy Spirit. And she will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.’
All of this occurred to fulfill the Lord’s message through His prophet:
‘Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son, and they will call Him Emmanuel, which means “God is with us” ‘
When Joseph woke up, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded and took Mary as his wife. But he did not have sexual relations with her until her son was born. And Joseph named him Jesus.” Matthew 1:20-24
Then, nine months after the baby was conceived by the Holy Spirit, while Mary and Joseph were in Bethlehem (just as another prophesy foretold), Jesus Christ (Son of the Living God) was born…
And, “Anyone who believes in God’s Son [Jesus Christ] has ETERNAL Life. Anyone who DOESN’T OBEY the Son will NEVER experience eternal Life but REMAINS under God’s angry judgment.” John 3:36
Jesus, God’s Son, was killed by His Own people (the jealous “Jewish” religious leaders who thought that THEY were the ones to go to for Salvation) which ONLY fulfilled the prophecies including Jesus’ Own prophecy that He would be killed, WILLINGLY, (for the sake of His TRUE Bride)!!!
The prophecies, however, did not end with His death!!!
On the third day, just like the prophecies prophesied, He arose!!!
And, now, ALL power is given unto Him (in Heaven and on the earth) and He is now seated at the right hand of God the Father and resides in the hearts of His TRUE Bride through His Holy Spirit!!!
*NOTE: There is MUCH MORE about Jesus than this… and more will be added to this page later…